Fighting Piracy in South Africa with the law

Mike Hoxbig

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Argh, more BSA crap. Although I wouldn't mind that chic in the article being my pirate :)
 

Byrd

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Everton also said that copyright ownership isn't necessarily assumed in South Africa, meaning that in many cases you have to prove that you own the copyright.

Well now, imagine that!
 

murraybiscuit

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they should focus on fighting pirates in somalia.
it's a bigger threat to our wellbeing.
 

ThinkCentre

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In South Africa it works like this. It depends on whose side of the law you are before you are being persecuted!
 

Lycanthrope

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shame. it's tough when you're new, pretty and want to change the world and nobody is interested in what you have to say.

Mostly because you're entirely disassociated from the world you're trying to change. Fancy that. The BSA and companies like it are worse than the bloody pirates.
 

TJ99

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BSA's findings based on their self-funded IDC study that a reduction in piracy would result in massive gains in jobs and revenue for South Africa.

So they paid someone to do a bogus study so they have "proof" to support any crap they spew. Seriously, the BullShít Alliance is so funny they should rather be in the anti-depressant business.

What's not so funny though, is unfortunately government types are just stupid enough to believe this drivel...
 

boerseun

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So they paid someone to do a bogus study so they have "proof" to support any crap they spew. Seriously, the BullShít Alliance is so funny they should rather be in the anti-depressant business.

What's not so funny though, is unfortunately government types are just stupid enough to believe this drivel...

To hell with Fukushima, this is scarier!
 

hedgehog

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a reduction in piracy would result in massive gains in jobs and revenue for South Africa.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't piracy of foreign software also help the South African economy?

Just imagine all the millions that wouldn’t go out of the country to Microsoft et al, and that could be spent elsewhere within our country.

I know that the South African importers, distributors and middle-men wouldn’t get their cut, but percentage that goes to them is a lot smaller than goes out of the country.
 

zamicro

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In September last year the Business Software Alliance (BSA) said that ten point drop in South Africa's piracy rate from 35% to 25% would result in 1650 new high tech jobs and R9 billion in “new economic activity.”

So where will this R9 billion come from? It cannot magically apear. It must come from somewhere. So are they saying they will put R9 billion more into the economy than they are taking out if piracy drop by 10%?
 

Wyzak

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't piracy of foreign software also help the South African economy?

Just imagine all the millions that wouldn’t go out of the country to Microsoft et al, and that could be spent elsewhere within our country.

I know that the South African importers, distributors and middle-men wouldn’t get their cut, but percentage that goes to them is a lot smaller than goes out of the country.

That sounds like logic to me.... we have no place in SA for logic!!!! :D
 

theJonster

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to work out the numbers they take the amount of pirated items and calculate the revenue they would have received had the items been purchased. yet no-one would actually go and buy those exorbitantly priced items in the first place. the only reason they are consumed is due to piracy. so that number of "jobs created" is grossly over-exaggerated.

this whole "stop piracy" business it once again humans trying to fix the problem instead of dealing with the cause.
 

Mike Hoxbig

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to work out the numbers they take the amount of pirated items and calculate the revenue they would have received had the items been purchased. yet no-one would actually go and buy those exorbitantly priced items in the first place. the only reason they are consumed is due to piracy. so that number of "jobs created" is grossly over-exaggerated.

this whole "stop piracy" business it once again humans trying to fix the problem instead of dealing with the cause.
How do they know how many items have been pirated and are in use?
 
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